Group Filtering

Broadcast includes an advanced group filtering feature. If you're using Broadcast 1.6 or higher, you can now use product tags with underscores to create custom filter options. These tags and create custom filter options for your collections.
Example of collection page with group filtering: 

How to setup:

In the Online Theme Editor, you can activate the feature in the Collection page settings. Choose "By group" in the Filter mode drop-down options:

Product setup:

In our example, we created six different main categories for this collection (Best Use, Brand, Features, Gender, Size Type, Size). Each category has multiple sub-categories:

These are automatically or dynamically generated when a collection has products tagged with custom group filter tags. These group filter tags are simply tags that have an underscore to separate the category and sub-category. 

When tagging your products: The left side of the underscore is the main group category and the right side of the underscore is the sub-category. 

Here's an example from a sample product:

This product, would appear when filtered by any of these group filter options:

  • Size: Large
  • Size Type: Plus
  • Features: Moisture Wicking, Adjustable Straps
  • Brand: Nike
  • Best Use: Yoga

You can use hyphens/dashes or spaces to create two words or multiple words on either side of the underscore:

Broadcast will display the group categories and sub-categories in all uppercase. For your tags, you can use mixed case. 

Multiple group tags

A product can have multiple group tags to make it appear in multiple categories or sub-categories. For example, if a product has multiple features, add all the feature tags associated:

Group filter list

The group filter options on the collection page sidebar are dynamic. If a collection contains products which have custom group filter tags, then those filter options will appear in the sidebar. If a collection has products without any custom group filter tags, then no group filter options would appear. The Group filter list is generated based on the products that exist in that collection and the filter tags that are associated to those products. 

Collections can have their own custom filter groups

Each collection can be completely customized and have their own custom group filter options. They can also share group filter options from other collections if they share any of the same products. 

Reorder filter groups and tags

Filter group categories and sub-categories are ordered alphabetically. A Shopify Expert can help you customize the order if needed. 

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